My Identity

By Anelisiwe The 18th of January 2011 brought the death of my dear & loving father. The death of a part of me that I will never get back. Since then I have been a grieving daughter and every decision, action and consequence thereof has been a rendition of this identity. It is who I have […]
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Who in the queer is Lungile

By Lara Gemini Poet “I am the Gemini, I speak melodies IN TONGUES! I am the commander of light, the orchestrator of rhymes! I make…..music.” I am in my mid 20s, not old but vintage and crispy. I’ve been a poet from as long as I could speak sense. I am also a writer and performing […]
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Subjected Sexuality

By Thulie Love I have always wondered what would happen if I was a human being, no gender, no sexuality and no identity. Just a human being who loved other humans and that’s it. I wondered what it would be like if we all had one skin tone, one race and one voice… I end up getting […]
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Speak Out About Hiv + AIDS

In sub-Saharan Africa, women constitute 58 percent of all people living with HIV and AIDS. The Truth is if you aren’t infected with HIV/AIDS you are affected by it. HOLAA! is asking you to share your experiences and observations about LGBTQI women and HIV/AIDS in Africa. The rumour amongst Queer Women is that “all this […]
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I’m That Girl

By Metaphorical Pearl I’m that chick with the slow smile riding the shopping cart down the supermarket aisle, tipping things on the floor and leaving them in a pile. I’m that chick with her locks hanging loose whose friends can’t introduce to new people without first making some kind of excuse because they say I’m […]
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In My Own

By Qat  They say ‘She is’ Argue ‘Naaah, I think’ She asks ‘Who you be?’ You shrug and stare, As you wait for me to mumble In this secret silence Nothing you can bear! You don’t know me I define ‘me’ best Acting in the light Creating in the dark A passionate lover all year […]
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Dare to Call Me Lesbian

By Lame I love the word Lesbian. It rolls of my tongue so smoothly and lands gently into the ear of the next person. ‘Lesssbian.’ It sounds like a whisper. A sexy secret that makes you blush and giggle. I love the word lesbian! From the moment I knew I was a lesbian, I told […]
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